The UCL Commission on Mission-Oriented Innovation and Industrial Strategy (MOIIS) chaired by Professor Mariana Mazzucato and Lord David Willetts, have released a report which sets out an approach to UK investment and innovation targeted at solving systemic 21st century challenges.
Report launch event: Wednesday 22 May 2019 at UCL
To a full-house in UCL's Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, the launch event featured an introduction from UCL Provost and President, Professor Michael Arthur, an overview of MOIIS and the report's recommendations by co-chairs Professor Mazzucato and Lord Willetts, and a keynote speech by Chris Skidmore MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation and Interim Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth. The launch event concluded with a Q&A chaired by Innovation Editor at the Financial Times, John Thornhill, featuring Professor Mazzucato, Lord Willetts and Government Chief Scientific Advisor, Sir Patrick Vallance.
Watch a recording of the launch event
About the report
The report titled “A Mission-Oriented Industrial Strategy” looks at different missions which target the four Grand Challenges outlined by the Government – an Ageing Society, the Future of Mobility, Clean Growth and the AI and Data Economy. The report also outlines how to ensure the design of these missions are able to crowd-in investment and innovation across different actors and sectors in the economy. The UCL Commission on Mission-Oriented Innovation and Industrial Strategy (MOIIS) hope this can lead to a concrete roadmap to attain sustainable and inclusive, investment-led growth.